Friday, May 31, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked will be brought down by calamity. Proverbs 24:16 (NET)
LISTEN : In life, anyone can fall, but not everyone can be down and out. A fall in this context talks about trials, troubles, problems, crisis, misery and the like. A fall is just a stage in life and not the destination of the righteous. God is with the righteous. He is always with those who love Him (Isaiah 43:1-2) His presence is with those who are bought by the blood of Jesus Christ through faith. When they fall, they shall rise again. They shall rise again because the Almighty hand of God will help them up. They are too grounded in faith to remain down after a fall. They are not ignorant of the words of God (John 8:32). Therefore, it is impossible for them to fall cheaply to the lies of the enemy. When the devil makes them think they can’t come out of their troubles, the word of God gives them assurance of divine intervention. My dear, it is not possible for you to fall and not rise again if you are faithfully walking with God. Beloved, I see you rising from your miserable fall. You are rising from your financial crisis, academic and career failure, family conflict, marital and relationships crisis, in Jesus’ name. My dear, determine to rise anytime you fall. No one will remember how many times you fall if you are not down and out after the fall. It is not about how many times you fall, but how many times you get up and keep going. So, no matter the fall, get up and keep going. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t be discouraged when you ‘fall’, rather determine to rise anytime you fall.
2. Always remind yourself that, trouble is just a stage in your life and not your destination.
3. When it appears like you are not going to overcome your troubles, be strong and act in faith.
4. No matter the crisis in your life don’t give up; rather determine to overcome your fears.
Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you because you are with me always. Help me to rise when I fall, amen!
Reflection : In life, anyone can fall, but not everyone can be down and out.
Quote : “A fall is just a stage in life and not the destination of the righteous; for the righteous are too grounded in faith to remain down after a fall.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that, God helps His people to rise when they fall. Therefore, I will rise when I fall, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know that, those who are led by the Spirit of God are His children? (Romans 8:14).
Today In History : May 31, 1979 Zimbabwe proclaims its independence.
Stunning Fact : Did you know that a bear has 42 teeth?
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak to your life, you will not be defeated. May God help you to rise when you fall. May you conquer your fears, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : POWER FROM ABOVE
Friday, May 31, 2019
Bible Verse : I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
LISTEN : The power from above empowers the believer to do the unusual. The power of the Holy Spirit causes us to live differently from others. We believe that, everything is possible with Christ on our side. My dear, starting off your day in victory will make you never to recognise any form of impossibility. For scripture tells us that faith makes all things possible. Faith brings us up to where God is. The realm God dwells is the realm of possibilities; and no one can access that realm without faith. The Bible says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37). Beloved, when God is involved everything is possible. The Bible says, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.” (Mark 9:23). Beloved, you cannot be limited by any circumstance if your faith is alive and active. So, no matter the situation, like Apostle Paul in today’s Bible verse, you can learn to say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” My dear, put your trust in God and He will increase His strength in you. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you because you are my strength. Help me to do what you have created me to do, in Jesus’ name, amen!